The mission at Redeemer Oakdale is to build purposeful relationships inside and outside the church so we can speak the love of God (the gospel) into each other’s lives. We accomplish this mission by building purposeful relationships locally and globally:

Local Events:

Friday, September 6th - Serve meal at Oakdale Rescue Mission

Friday, October 4th - Serve meal at Oakdale Rescue Mission

Friday, October 4th - Run games @ Center for Human Service's Block Party

Contact Lisa KJ @ 209.607.9881 if you'd like to be part of the team!

Global Partners

Global Partners consider Redeemer their primary sending church and desire a two‐way partnership where they receive regular emotional, prayer and financial support from Redeemer and in return provide regular updates, visit Redeemer during furloughs and are open to the possibility of hosting short‐term teams/visitors from Redeemer to encourage and work alongside them in the field.

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Ben & Aubree
Middle East
Organization:  Team  
        Website:  team.org

Ben & Aubree are in the Middle East working with a team operating a medical clinic for the local refugee population with the overall goal of seeing a movement of the Gospel in the local population.  Ben will work as a doctor in the clinic, and Aubree will help train local families who have children with special needs on how to better care for their children.  

prayer requests

  • Continue to pray for B, E, Sal and Nate -- they've all met twice in the past two weeks! Ben requests prayer that they would "take this meeting and run with it." Also that they'd go deeper with one another.

  • They have an adoption match but the mom hasn't been to an apt since the baby was 11 weeks (in utero) -- pray the mom comes in for her 17 week apt so they would know the baby is healthy

  • Pray for three of Aubree's friends, Al, Rose, and Faith. They are all in very difficult places right now and need prayer for encouragement and strength.

  • Pray that God would provide for medical needs for two locals (one open-heart surgery, one for a tumor)



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Luke & Amber Grover
Africa - Kenya
Organization:  EFCA ReachGlobal
       Website:  go.efca.org

Luke & Amber are currently serving as long-term staff for EFCA ReachGlobal and are serving in Kenya, Africa. They live in the city of Dar es Salaam with their children Adi, Jude and Ezra.  

Luke and Amber work alongside local leaders in a variety of ministries in order to produce Gospel movements that are sustainable and reproducible, and ultimately will produce disciples of Jesus Christ and build the Church in Kenya.  They are currently working with church planters, a job training and business development center, and a school for children with disabilities.  Additionally, since they believe that healthy transformational churches are key to the Gospel being rooted and disciples being made, they are committed to supporting and serving in their local church in Dar es Salaam.

Luke also provides leadership for the ReachGlobal City Team in Dar es Salaam, which is made up of four distinct ministry focuses.

Luke Email: luke.grover@efca.org
Amber Email: amber.grover@efca.org
You can follow their blog at:  groverspeaks.com  

Prayer Requests

  • Pray that the Grovers’ in-country visas are finalized —- they are "in the queue"

  • Continue to pray for their’ “creative living” as they wait for their visas to be finalized so that they can get

    their belongings from Dar. :)

  • Pray for Luke as he begins relationships with regional partners Bramwell (Kenya), Justin (Rwanda),

    Richard (Tanzania) & Selenga (Congo)


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Dave & Kate Boone
Nicaragua
Organization:  Missionary Ventures
       Website:  mvi.org

Dave & Kate along with their four children have been serving in Nicaragua for the past seven years.  They are in partnership with Missionary Ventures and focus on discipleship through operating a Vocational School and partnering with various indigenous ministries. Their mission is to build leaders and empower the local Church to show Nicaraguans how the Gospel affects every aspect of their lives.   

It gives us great joy to see young people capture a gospel understanding of God’s gift of vocation and learn how they can use their God-given gifts and talents to provide for their families, help their neighbors, and advance the kingdom of God.
— Dave and Katie

Prayer Requests

  • Continue to pray for swift adjustment back to life there after summer travel. Continue to pray for Nya.

  • Pray God would guide them as they seek His direction for future ministry in Nicaragua, as many things

    have changed politically since they began work there

  • Pray for God’s ongoing work in the community, through the vocational center and Work4aLiving, and

    through Pastor Carlos and his family


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Conor & Koren McNamee
Ukraine

Conor & Koren are currently serving in Chernigov, Ukraine. They have 3 wonderful kids Gavin, Emma and Arden. Conor is originally from Maine and Koren is from California. They are serving in their second church plant and long to see more churches planted in Ukraine. Conor is the lead pastor at Christian Bible Church in Chernigov. Please pray for the power of the Gospel to save and transform lives and that more Gospel centered churches would be planted all across Ukraine for the Glory of God.  

Prayer requests

  • The McNamees have returned to Ukraine and the church is doing well! Praise for growth in leadership there during their absence this summer

  • Pray for results from a mens’ overnight retreat that just took place last night (Sat night) — camping, studying the Word together, and fellowship. Pray for Vadeem, a young man very close to surrendering His life to the Lord

  • Pray for the three McNamee children — starting 12th, 10th and 5th grade this year. Pray for their joy, encouragement, and for God to be with them as they continue in the ministries God has given them there


Global Friends

A Global Friend is someone who has a heart to serve God globally and is a friend of Redeemer. Redeemer commits to pray regularly for our Global Friends and seek ways to connect the body of Redeemer to the work that God is doing through them.

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Peggy  Arendt
Community Development Resource Facilitator/Global Equipping
Organization:  EFCA ReachGlobal

Peggy Arendt is a missionary with ReachGlobal, living in Spokane, WA.  As a member of the Community Development team, she travels globally to provide Biblical Worldview training, equipping and consultation for missionaries and national ministry partners. This training equips the local church to be an expression of the Kingdom of God as an agent of wholistic, sustainable community transformation.

Prayer Requests

  • Peggy has no international travel planned for the fall; pray that she would be refreshed and strengthened

    as she studies, plans, and continues to grow and build ministry relationships in Spokane

  • Pray for God to lead people to join an English-teaching team to Cuba in January 2020